Versailles, France | 2016 | Railway station
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A more functional station

  • Client: SNCF Gares & Connexions, RFF, City of Versailles, Nexity
  • Project management: SNCF Gares & Connexions, PRI/EVEN (SNCF), AREP / J.M. Duthilleul, E. Tricaud
  • Completion of the works: 2016
Versailles-Chantiers is one of the major hubs of the Paris Metropolitan Region rail network. The redevelopment and extension of the station aims to reinforce its attractiveness and anticipate the future changes to the regional transport network.
The main elements of the project include:

  • The renovation of the passenger building (Hall 1),
  • The construction of a 3 000 m² extension on the west side, encompassing a new concourse, a new walkway and a linking passageway,
  • The improvement of the station forecourt, surroundings and routes connecting the various elements of the multimodal hub,
  • The relocation of the coach station on the natural ground northeast of Hall 2 and the creation of the north (crossing the Gobert ponds) and east (from Rue Abbé Rousseau) access points.

The renovation and construction project perfectly integrates all the infrastructure elements in their environment by reflecting the 1930s architectural spirit – the original building being a listed historic monument dating back to this period.
It forms part of the wider redevelopment of the district and supports functional relationships between the station and the city.

Among the projects already launched, there is a new landscaped urban passageway between Saint-Louis district and Chantiers as well as a new access to the station from street level, on the side neighbouring with Buc, both created by AREP.